We have all heard those reports that tell us we shouldn’t be sitting around all day while we’re on the job. As a result, those of us who work in an office (or in some other capacity that requires a lot of sitting) often try to get in a bit of standing/exercise during our work day.
According to researchers, however, those who spend too much time sitting aren’t the only people at risk. Indeed, having a job that requires too much standing can have nearly as much of a negative impact as one that requires too much sitting.
The infographic below goes into the details of how too much sitting or standing negatively impacts your body. The gist is that both can do enough damage that even daily exercise might not be enough to negate it.
Luckily, the infographic also lists some things you can do (besides daily exercise) that can help you combat the harmful effects associated with being either a sitter or a stander.
All in all, what this reveals is that protecting your body from the effects of the daily grind is no longer a matter of going on a daily run or doing some periodic stretches. We all need to be far more involved in keeping our bodies in tip-top shape than we were before.
Does your job entail a lot of sitting or standing? What do you do to keep yourself feeling right? Comment below!
Instagram allows you to see exactly what inspires people and how creativity is drawn from their everyday life. We use Instagram to capture what makes us smile, what brings joy to our life, and what we are passionate about, and the accounts listed below are sure to inspire you in turn.
Here are our 20 top creative Instagram accounts that you should be following today.
Brandon Stanton walks the streets of New York City taking street photography, and he gets his subjects to open up about life details that even many family members may not know about them. It makes you smile and connect with the images at a new level.
Carin Olsson moved to Paris and is documenting every part of her experience, from the macaroons to the Eiffel Tower with all of its shimmering lights. If you want to go to Paris but can’t get there today, Carin will take you.